Submitted Date 07/12/2022

Hiding the Hideous


Putting on a fake smile every single day

It's exhausting and it weakens me every time

Putting on this show just feels insidious


I've worn this mask so long and I'm the one who pays

Holding in this pain makes it feel like it will last a lifetime

I'm too exhausted to continue hiding the hideous


Whatever is inside me that nobody wants to see

It's not my problem nor is it their business to judge

If I want to let it out I should be allowed to shout


For once in my life, I'd like to feel like I am free

If I keep forcing this persona I'll be worn down to a smudge

It is finally time to be myself without a single doubt


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